COVID-19 Vaccination Registration for all above 18 years to start today, Check How to Register

All those above 18 years will have to mandatorily register themselves online and schedule the appointment at a centre of their choice, as no walk-in facility will be available. 

Created On: Apr 28, 2021 10:31 ISTModified On: Apr 28, 2021 10:31 IST
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The COVID-19 vaccine registration process for all those above 18 years is beginning from today, April 28,2021. The government will begin vaccination for all under the age group from May 1st under its third phase COVID-19 vaccination drive. 

All the eligible beneficiaries can begin registering on CoWIN portal from 4pm today. The vaccination process and documents required for vaccination will remain same as earlier. 

However, no walk-in facility will be available under this phase, unlike earlier. All those above 18 years will have to mandatorily register themselves online and schedule the appointment at a centre of their choice. 

How to register for COVID-19 vaccination?

Following are the steps to register yourself for COVID-19 vaccination:

1. Go to the main homepage of cowin.gov.in website and click on Register/ Sign in Yourself.

2. Enter your mobile number and click on get OTP. 

3. You can also sign in through Arogya Setu app and Umang app. 

4. After signing in, you can select the date of vaccination, preferred time and the centre/ hospital. 

After successful completing of booking, you will receive a confirmation message that will have to be shown at the vaccination centre.

Free Vaccination

Under this phase as well, vaccination for healthcare workers, frontline workers and all above 45 years of age will continue free of cost in central government's vaccination centres. 

Vaccination for those aged between 18-45 years has also been made free by certain state governments. 

Check: Which States are offering free vaccine for all above 18 years?

Other Details 

•The government has done certain modifications to the CoWIN platform by making changes in the age criteria and few other features to make the platform ready to meet the rising demand for vaccinations when it opens up. 

•The present system of system of private COVID-19 vaccination centres receiving doses from the government will cease to exist. They can procure directly from the vaccine manufacturers. This also means that the charges may change from the existing Rs 250 per dose. 

•The vaccine manufacturers will be making an advance declaration of the price for 50 per cent supply that would be available to state governments before May 1.

During this phase, centre has allowed states and private hospitals to procure their vaccine doses directly from the manufacturers. The vaccine makers will supply 50 per cent of their monthly released doses to the Central government and they will be free to supply the remaining 50 per cent doses to States/ private hospitals as well as in the open market..

•Serum Institute had earlier announced that it will be selling its Covishield vaccine to the private hospitals at Rs 600 per dose and to state governments for Rs 400 per dose, while Bharat Biotech had stated that it will sell Covaxin to state governments for Rs 600 per dose and to private hospitals at Rs 1200 per dose. The centre has, however, asked both the vaccine manufcaturers to reduce the pricing after requests from several states. 

•However, COVID-19 vaccination will continue to be free for eligible population groups comprising healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged above 45 years in government vaccination centres.

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